Category Archives: Lebanon

The Song You’ve All Been Waiting For: Ya Albi – [Full Lyrics]

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So a friend of mine was very bored this morning and sent me the lyrics of “Ya Albi”, the latest hit by our rising star Nabil Harfouch. I counted 54 “Albi”, 15 “Rou7i” and 9 “3omri”. The whole song is basically 6 lines.

Enjoy lol!

Albi
Ya Albi
Albi Albi Albi
Ya Albi

Albi Albi Albi
Albi ya Albi

Albi Albi Albi
Albi ya Albi

Wlak Albi Albi Albi
Albi ya Albi

Albi ma7rou2 wou mekwi
Darbatou akbar berhan

Dammak mich 3am temchi
3el2ani bi Noss el cheryan

Albi Albi Albi
Albi ya Albi

Albi Albi Albi
Albi ya Albi

Ya Albi chou sayir feek
wa7dak bi rou7i tsawik

Ya Albi chou sayir feek

Rou7i inta
3omri inta
Rou7i inta
3omri inta
rou7i inta wou 3omri inta
rou7i inta wou 3omri inta

Ana 3ayish dayib feek

Albi Albi Albi
Albi ya Albi

Wlik Albi Albi Albi
Albi ya Albi

Ya Sakin bi 2akhi
Jira7ak Jira7i

Dawahoun ya Rou7i
Dawahoun ya Rou7i
Dawahoun ya Rou7i
Dawahoun ya Rou7i
Dawahoun ya Rou7i
Dawahoun ya Rou7i

Teskoun feeki
wou eskoun fiyyi

Rou7i inta
3omri inta
Rou7i inta
3omri inta
Rou7i inta
W 3omri inta

Rou7i inta
3omri inta
Rou7i inta
3omri inta

Ana 3ayish dayib feek

Albi Albi Albi
Ya Albi
Albi Albi Albi
Ya Albi

Albi ya Albi

Beaten Sea Turtle is Doing Better

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Here’s a quick follow up on the giant marine turtle that was hit on the head and pulled out of the water to be used as a photo prop. The turtle’s skull is damaged but he is in safe hands now and was moved to a pool to recover.

This sea turtle cannot eat on his own or dive under the water. Days ago he was carried on shore, used as a photo prop, and beaten on the head with a stick. The blows were so strong that his skull is damaged.
To better care for him we bought a large pool and sun shade. The pool was set up this morning next to the port and sea water pumped in. By noon the turtle was moved in and looking more relaxed.
The Ministry of Agriculture and the Civil Defense have been great in caring for this turtle. [Animals Lebanon]

The turtle will be set free once the recovery process is over, but no one can guarantee the animal’s safety as long as there are no sanctuaries for these endangered species and there’s no law to protect them. Till now, the Lebanese parliament hasn’t approved the law to protect all animals that was submitted by Animals Lebanon and got approved by the Council of Ministers.

(Updated) Zaatar W Zeit Now Has Knefe

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Update 25/06/2016 : Z Knefe Quick Review

I tried Zaatar W Zeit’s Knefe two days ago at ABC Achrafieh. The Z Knefe comes in a man2oushe-shaped dough, it’s lighter than the normal Knefe and is quite good. The dough is perfect but it had too much “Smeed” (Semolina) and needed more cheese. I think it’s a great dessert and the perfect addition to their menu. It costs 7500LL.

It sucks that they don’t deliver it though.

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It looks like Zaatar W Zeit has released a new menu that includes new items like Hummus & Crackers, Cheese Garlic Bread, Chicken Kale Salad, Quinoa Halloumi Salad and Z Knefeh. I ordered from ZWZ two days ago and it wasn’t available so I’m not sure when that menu was released.

Nevertheless, I’ve been hearing for quite some time about ZWZ adding Knefe to the menu. I will order it tomorrow morning and see if it’s worth having or not. I expect it to be lighter than the average Knefe.

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zwz3 Cheese Garlic Bread – also new on the menu

#KolwScore

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kol2 Diwan Beirut: One of the best quality food and delivery services in Beirut

Diwan Beirut has kicked off last week a pretty cool campaign for the Euro 2016. I love The hashtag they came up with #Kolwscore and the game is a fun one. You basically need to predict the scores for the Euro games and with every deliver order you make, you get a code that adds 25 points to your account. There are 24 prizes for the top 24 contestants.

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I started playing yesterday and already got two scores right but I’m still way behind. Nevertheless, I order regularly from Diwan Beirut and usually get the scores right so I still have a chance 😀

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That Singer We’ve All Been Laughing at is Apparently A Crook

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Nabil Harfouche, or as I like to call him Moustachio, is apparently involved in a very serious corruption case that was raised last year by Rima Karaki. If we were to believe Rima’s report, and it’s honestly hard not to, Nabil and his partner Naji Sfeir were running a Christian charity and stealing money from people for over 10 years. The charity was closed down last year from what I heard but I can’t find the news anywhere.

The other theory is that Nabil is so handsome and his voice is so beautiful that he decided to give up everything and kick off his music career.

[YouTube]

A New Soap For Domestic Workers in Lebanon

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KAFA came up with a new soap “Clensen Ozo Trio” especially made for foreign workers in Lebanon, and offered it to customers in a supermarket to see how they would react to it. Sadly enough, some people were convinced that their foreign workers need a special soap, while others lashed out at the sales woman and accused them of being racist.

According to a study conducted by the American University of Beirut in collaboration with KAFA, and with the support of the International Labor Organization, 27% of Lebanese employers stated that the domestic worker is not clean, yet somehow they allow them to clean their houses and prepare their food.

The video was produced by Uf concepts!

Mrs.Clueless: One of My Favorite New Bloggers in Beirut

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I have no idea who Mrs.Clueless is, I’ve never met her in person but I’ve been following her Instagram page since December last year and I love what she’s doing. She’s a newlywed who loves baking, cooking and eating and she came up with Mrs.Clueless to document her failures (not so many) and successes at home.

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She’s one of the very few food bloggers who actually cooks and shares recipes. Looking at her pictures and recipes, she’s obviously not that clueless about food and she sure knows how to style her dishes and come up with amazing pictures. In fact, the part I love the most are the pictures and the setup behind some of them.

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I tried once to reproduce one of her many Eggs & Avocado pictures [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] just for the sake of it but it turned out to be an epic fail. I love that combination by the way, I never really thought of mixing eggs and avocado but they’re great together.

All in all, she’s a new blogger and foodgramer that I highly recommend you follow. Check out her [insta] and [website].

Rare Marine Turtle Almost Killed By People Taking Selfies in South Lebanon

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Selfie-Turtel-Lebanon via GreenArea

A sea turtle was reportedly pulled out of the water at a Rmeileh beach and people started taking selfies with it and stepping on it. To make things worse, the turtle was hit repeatedly on the head and a parent forced his kid to walk on the turtle. The giant sea turtle was later on rescued by the Civil Defense after being contacted from GreenArea. The organization also contacted the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture as well as Animals Lebanon.

This is a clear violation of Agriculture Law 1/125 that prohibits the poaching of marine animals. Unfortunately, this is not the first time sea turtles are killed in Lebanon.

I will never understand why people willingly harm such beautiful creatures. What’s the point in hitting a sea turtle on the head and leaving it to die? Where’s the fun in that? Seriously? Would you like someone to hit you on the head repeatedly and take selfies?

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Nadine from Newsroomnomad first reported the story and posted a lengthy article on this matter. I recommend you read it [here].

Casa Brutale: Stunning Faqra House Built Inside A Cliff

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Netherlands-based architects Open Platform for Architecture (OPA) are building a cliff residence in Faqra for Demco Properties’s CEO Alex Demirdjian. The 2,906 square feet residence should be completed by 2018. Looking at OPA’s website, the project was originally planned to be completed above the Aegean Sea but it looks like they had a change of plans and will build it in Faqra instead.

The residence was described by [Archdaily] as the ideal pad for Bond villains. Let’s hope they finish it in time for the 25th Bond film.

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Located on Faqra Mountain outside Beirut at an altitude of 1,969 feet, the concept of Casa Brutale has progressed in many ways. What began as a 1,938 square-foot residence has now expanded to 2,906 square feet and comfortably accommodating up to six people. With an estimated budget of $2.5 million, the house now has an underground parking for up to three cars, and a northwest orientation that prevents it from turning into a greenhouse.

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Via Joesbox